Springfield Police arrest man who fired at officers and fled, 14-hour manhunt is over

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Talon Williams, 29, is a known Parole Absconder, state SPD.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Dept released details regarding an officer-involved shooting Monday morning near N Kansas Expressway and W Hovey.

“On December 20, 2021, at approximately 2:03 a.m., Springfield Police Officers were checking a black and white spray-painted Chevrolet Gladiator van at the Fast N’ Friendly located at 1451 N. Kansas Expressway. The van was occupied by a male subject known to the officers as Talon Williams. Williams had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. As the officers approached the vehicle, they contacted a female walking away from it. While they were talking with the female, they also attempted to contact Williams who remained in the van. Williams pointed a firearm at the officers while trying to flee in the vehicle. Two officers fired shots at Williams, who was able to flee the scene in the van. The van was later located abandoned at the intersection of Nichols and Campbell, but Williams was not located. The officers were not injured during the incident.”

Springfield Police Officers searched several residences Monday for Williams. He was ultimately located and arrested, without incident, by SPD’s Special Response Team about 4:00 p.m. at 1053 S. Thelma in Springfield, Missouri.

Springfield Police Officers searched several residences Monday for Williams. He was ultimately located and arrested, without incident, by SPD’s Special Response Team about 4:00 p.m. at 1053 S. Thelma in Springfield, Missouri.

The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor for review and filing of appropriate charges.

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